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ASLS Schools Conference: a vital resource for teachers wishing to explore Scottish literature and language in the classroom, held annually on the first Saturday in October.


Scotland in Focus: ideas and approaches for the Scotland in Focus unit in the SQA’s Scottish Studies award.

The conference will be held in the University of Glasgow on Saturday 7 November 2015.



Audio CDs: poems read by their authors, with informed commentary from leading academics.
  • Browse the range of ASLS Audio CDs


The First Men on Mercury, by Edwin Morgan, has been adapted into comic-strip form for the ASLS by the Glasgow-based comics duo metaphrog.


Laverock: published by ASLS between 1995 and 1997, it contains many articles with a special reference to the school curriculum.
  • Browse the articles published in Laverock


The ASLS Young Writers Competition: an annual national competition for children’s writing, for pupils in S1 and S2.


Scotnotes: a series of study guides on Scottish authors and poets, for senior school pupils and students.


Scottish Plays for Schools: a collection of six plays by contemporary Scottish writers, suitable for English or Drama classrooms ranging from S1 to S6.


Teaching Notes: advice and support from teachers of English on how to use Scottish texts in the classroom.


Treasure Islands: a collection of 160 short reviews of the best Scottish fiction for children aged 10–14, with information on themes, content, age range and reading level.


Understanding Grammar in Scotland Today: explains basic concepts and presents a method of analysis that is systematic and suitable for complete beginners with no previous experience of formal grammatical study.

Last updated 31 August 2015.